Foundry Tips and Information
The following is a list of related links and instructions relating to castings and how to make them for engine building and machine shop work.
In older magazines and books that have articles about building small engines from scratch castings were often part of the project. The plans included how to make patterns and do the casting. This page is to restart interest in this area of the project.
Members can forward images drawings and text to
be posted. Tips, fixtures, construction methods are what we want
to share. Members recommend a internet link that they think would be helpful to others
Please mail each submission in a separate e-mail to keep images and text properly grouped. david@FloridaAME.org
Foundry work even at hove is dangerous. Hot molten metal can
splash, spill, explode causing personal injury, fire and much more.
There is a high risk of dangerous fumes if the wrong materials are used
or used improperly. The tip are being offered by hobby people just
like you and must be thought out before you choose to try one. You
are responsible for your own safety. If you have any doubts or are
concerned about any aspect of foundry work you should not be doing it.
here is a link to a site with good safety information http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/casting_safety.htm .
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|Beginning making lost foam castings||Link to text|
|Lost Foam Pattern for a casting||Link to text|
|Furnace build report, Steve Huck, 6/2009||Link to text|
Gallery of castings and Engines
Raw backyard castings and the resulting engines. Click on a pictures for more details.
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|foundry101.com, simple and as affordable as possible, free step-by-step pages, how to make flasks, mix your own sand and even how to make home made furnaces||http://foundry101.com/|
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